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Thea Teale Trophy (National Bronze Pairs)

The Thea Teale Pairs is the SBU National Pairs tournament for Bronze ranked players.  You must be a bronze ranked player on November 1st.  Those promoted after this date are still allowed to play.  You can check your rank on the SBU masterpoint system MEMPAD, or contact your club secretary or the SBU.

There will be six heats in bridge clubs across Scotland:  Some clubs require that players register - please check with the club you want to play in.  Any SBU member can play in any of the heats. 

Approximately 24 boards will be played. 3 National (red) Points to the winners with awards to the top third of the field.


About Thea Teale

Thea was a member of both Carlton and Melville Bridge Clubs in Edinburgh and served on the Board at the Carlton. She was a respected and at times feisty bridge player, and achieved some notable competitive successes at local and national levels. Perhaps most importantly of all Thea was a lovely person, unfailingly polite, good-humoured and generous to both partners and opponents. Keen to win, graceful in defeat she is sorely missed at the bridge table.

Thea died in 2015 and left a very generous legacy of £20,000 to the SBU, who decided to spend the money over five years to fund education—including schools (50%),  Juniors (25%) and promotion of Bronze Events countrywide (25%).  At the time Council announced "This legacy will reflect Thea's love of the game and her enjoyment of the way in which it brings together players of all ages and levels."

Event Information

Start Date Sunday 24 Nov 2024
Registration Opens Sunday 1 Sep 2024
Essential Information Sims in various clubs (TBC) across country
Location Venue to be confirmed